To report a wildland fire
Call 1-877-569-FIRE (3473) or 406-233-2900
or DIAL 911
Year Round Fire Restrictions
The Eastern Montana/Dakotas District Office (EMDD) encompasses the Miles City and North and South Dakota field offices. The EMDD covers 3.1 million acres, and its boundaries extend from the Canadian border to the Wyoming state line for a distance of 300 miles. The western boundaries extend from the Musselshell River to the western portions of North and South Dakota for a distance of 275 miles. The elevation within the EMFZ ranges from 5,200 feet at the western boundaries to 1,960 feet in the east.
The Miles City Interagency Dispatch Center (MCC) is an initial attack dispatch center for wildland fires. The MCC is located in Miles City, Montana, and dispatches for the following cooperating agencies: Bureau of Land Management--Eastern Montana/Dakotas District Office; Miles City, South Dakota, and North Dakota Field Offices; Custer National Forest--Sioux and Ashland Ranger Districts; United States Fish & Wildlife Service--Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge and Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge; and Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation--Eastern Land Office and portions of the Northeastern Land Office.
The EMFZ is divided into five wildland fire protection areas: Miles City, Jordan, Fort Howes, Ekalaka, and Camp Crook, South Dakota. Each area has a centrally located fire station and staff for effective initial attack suppression. The fire operations season peaks in June with approximately 60 seasonal employees hired for initial attack.
The Miles City Interagency Dispatch Center is staffed with the following BLM personnel: Center Manager, Assistant Center Manager, two career seasonal initial attack dispatchers, four to five seasonal dispatchers, and one DNRC-ELO dispatcher.